Mar 25

Jets offered Kirk Cousins $30 million per year

Appearing in recent weeks on PFT Live, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News predicted that the Jets would offer quarterback Kirk Cousins the most money, but that he would choose to sign with another team.

Ronald Gasser was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney announced Thursday. Gasser, 56, was convicted of manslaughter in January after a jury found him guilty of shooting McKnight three times with a.40-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Dec. 1, 2016 in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans. He originally was facing second-degree murder charges. Authorities say Gasser followed McKnight after he allegedly cut Gasser off in traffic.

Once McKnight stopped, he got out of his car and approached Gasser’s vehicle and Gasser shot him. He initially was detained but not formally arrested until four days later on Dec. 5, a delay that prompted protests in the parish. According to TMZ Sports, McKnight’s mother, Jennifer, gave a statement before the sentencing.

That day, you didn’t have to do that. That didn’t have to happen. It hurts. It’s going to hurt a long time, she said. MORE : Ronald Gasser convicted of manslaughter in shooting death of Joe McKnight Michelle Quick, the mother of McKnight’s 8-year-old son, also gave a victim’s statement at Gasser’s sentencing.

It will be my life’s mission to make sure my son, Jaiden, doesn’t grow up with hate for you, she said Not because you don’t deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart.

With an improved cornerback corps to go with the promising second-year safety tandem of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, Bowles is in the process of building an identity with a stingy Jets pass defense.

The NBA family mourns the loss of New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Big-hearted and gracious, Tom topped off a distinguished business and sports career by acquiring the Pelicans in 2012. During his tenure, he hosted two highly-successful All-Star Games, rebranded the franchise and installed a first-class organization. He was a dear friend to me and so many others in the sports world, and the loss of his authentic and unique presence will leave an enormous void. We send our heartfelt condolences to Gayle, their family, the Pelicans and the Saints, and his countless friends.canucks_012

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